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Jacob AbbottAlexander the Great (August 4, 2007)

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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.

Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver



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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Jacob Abbott
Date: 2007-08-04
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; History; biography; alexander

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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01 - Alexander's Childhood and Youth 26.9 MB
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02 - Beginning of His Reign 26.6 MB
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03 - The Reaction 27.0 MB
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04 - Crossing the Hellespont 29.2 MB
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05 - Campaign in Asia Minor 29.6 MB
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06 - Defeat of Darius 24.7 MB
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07 - The Siege of Tyre 25.2 MB
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08 - Alexander in Egypt 25.8 MB
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09 - The Great Victory 28.1 MB
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10 - The Death of Darius 27.3 MB
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11 - Deterioration of Character 22.3 MB
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12 - Alexander's End 33.6 MB
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Reviewer: jshfc - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 10, 2010
Subject: Interesting Biography
I found this book to be an interesting overview of Alexander the Great. It made me curious to learn more from other resources.

The reader was very clear and easy to listen too.

Reviewer: Dean Hill - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 17, 2010
Subject: Nice biography
Not knowing much about Alexander the Great, I thought this was a great summary of his life. The author definitely inserts his own assesments of morality (which I agreed with). The author describes Alexander's strong sense of morality as a youth and how he is corrupted by power and decadence at the end of his life.

To get more details, I often consulted Wikipedia while listening to this book. This was useful because modern research has updated some of the book's details. For example, the book says there were 500,000 to a million Persians at the Battle of Gaugamela. Wikipedia says modern estimates put the Persians at 53,000-93,000. Even with the reduced estimates, I think Alexander's victory is impressive.

Reviewer: ronzed - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 15, 2009
Subject: alexander the great
not too full of dates and names, excellent, listenable and concise background for those not wanting to become historians